Climbs 100
Rocktype Limestone

Faces S

CUMC silhouettes at sunset © grumpyoldjanner

Crag features

A collection of buttresses spread over some distance - the OS ref is a guide. Routes up to 45m including (in Giants Cave) The Divine Guiding Light, a huge roof traverse exiting a blowhole - soft E7? More accessible are Osiris (VS 4c) and Seth (sandbag E1 5b). Some loose rock: choose routes with care. Generally a wonderful venue; often busy.

Approach notes

Tidal in some parts, depending on the buttress.

From Rhossili car park (SS 415 881). About 20 minutes' walk.

Restricted Access

Due to late nesting sea-birds on the eastern arete area please avoid the routes "Fallout" to Gstelli" inclusive until the end of August 2016. The birds are Fulmars and can be very aggressive and will vomit foul smelling puke over climbers close to the nest ...so it's in our best interest to avoid these routes until the birds have fledged!  The routes affected are also pretty poor!

All other routes on the butress are unaffected.

Someone needs to take this crag off the database. Its covered under fall bay butress
chris wyatt - 12/Mar/07
Have to agree with comments on the looseness of Combination - says he, nursing a broken ankle!
gbuchanan - 05/Jul/06
Great climbing on this excellent crag, but I took a fall off of Combination (VS 4b)where there was a large amount of very big and very loose rock. Standing on top of the buttress near the base, my (sober) friend said the whole thing was shifting under my weight! I either went well off route, or someone needs to look at this route and judge how safe & solid the rock is.
nickle - 18/Jul/05
A great climbing experience if you geta chance do osiris it must be one of the best routes on the crag a treverse below the overhang to finish just passed. give it a bash if your there worth while
will.s - 11/Dec/03
we got a group to ab off fall bay buttress and they loved as you can see from above and i really enjoyed watching them do we got some great snaps which i will put on. well done all for doing it
will - 11/Dec/03
We abseiled down Fall bay butress last week, it was scary but i did it and it was only my second time out. It looked higher to me cos im tiny. There was birds flying underneath us. The surfers looked like dots your a whimp if you dont do it!
terri - 16/Oct/03
Best crag on the Gower at the VS - E2 grade, no tides!
phil leng - 08/Sep/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 King Wall 
2NiordS 20
3Skadi
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S 9
4Llethrid
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HS 4a 17
5FriggVS 4b *76
6Bolder
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VS 4b *18
7BeowulfVS 4b 36
8Beowulf's little mistressE1 5c 2
9Ragnarok
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HS 4a **190
10Trying LinesVS 4c 8
11SweynHS 4b 50
12GefionHS 4b 6
13King Route
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S 119
14Freya
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HS 4a 39
15Valkyrie
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VS 5a 34
16Vik
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HS 4b 32
17Cleft cornerS 4a 57
18Great Cleft
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D 137
19Wulst
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S 11
20Vanir
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VS 4c 57
21Balder
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VS 5a 125
22Loki
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HS 29
23Tyr
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S 4a 18
24FafnirS 4a 259
25Amble
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VD 166
26PyttS 43
27Vorder
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S 4a 63
28Thor
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S 4a 39
29Odin
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VS 4b 36
30ValhallaHVS 4c 18
31Needle Crack
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VS 4b **122
32Joe Says It's Cool (King Wall)E2 5c *10
33Nimbus
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S 4c 20
34Genesis
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HD 23
35VarusM 8
36King Wall Girdle
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VS 4c 3
 Lewes Castle (a.k.a. Fall Bay Butress) 
38Fall Bay Girdle
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VS 4c, 4b **12
39BucketHVS 5b 1
40Ket
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HVS 5a 17
41Mandrake
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HVS 5b 5
42EclipseE1 5c 1
43SeketE1 5b 17
44Monkey See And Monkey Do
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E4 6a *5
45Reptiles And Samurai
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E4 6a *6
46Welsh Witch
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E3 6a 2
47IsisHVS 5a ***347
48Horus
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HVS 5a *39
49RheaHVS 5a **98
50Lazy Sunday AfternoonE2 5b ***73
51Frantic Sunday Morning
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E2 5c 3
52OsirisVS 4c ***562
53Seth
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E1 5c ***89
54Seth / Lazy Sunday Afternoon Combination
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E2 5c ***10
55Horsis
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HVS 5a *69
56Ra
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HVS 5a 8
57FalloutVS 4b 8
58South East Diedre
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HVS 5a 17
59Continuity CornerHVS 5a 1
60Gstelli
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S 78
61GethsemaneS 4a **505
62EdenVS 4c 277
63The BottleVS 4b *213
64The Bottle (Direct Start Variant)HVS 5b 19
65Cave CracksE2 5c *7
66Cave Cracks Direct
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E3 5c 4
67Age before beautyE1 5a 1
68South West Diedre
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HVS 5a **194
69South West Diedre Variant
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VS 4c 75
70InstigatorHVS 5a 56
71CombinationVS **65
72South East AreteE3 5c *4
73RhyddHVS 4c 3
74JT Where Is HeHVS 5a 1
 Giant's Cave 
76Flake CornerVD 6
77Slight
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HVS 4c 6
78Red Admiral
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E3 6a *2
79Errant
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E2 5c 18
80ThrillerE4 6a **2
81The Divine Guiding LightE6 6b ***1
82Charlie Don't SurfE4 6a *19
83Madame ButterflyE5 6b **9
84Nick'dE2 5b *2
85Shannara
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HS 4a 24
86EaseM 3
87Undercut AreteV2 *1
88FlakeHS 5
 Devil's truck Area 
90LytelS 46
91Legge
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S 4a 48
92The Nose
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HS 4a *87
93Nervus
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VS 4c 26
94Transit
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HS 4b 31
95Aschen
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HVS 4c *22
96Gull Corner
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VS 4b 24
97White LimeD 23
98The RazorD 13
99High ChimneyS 4a 6
100Right South WallS 4
 Obsolete Lines 
102South-East PillarHVS 5a **3
103Massive AttackVS 4b **2
104Milky Doors *HVS 5a **1
105Prickle Lip Crack *HVS 5b **1
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